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I understand what the style sheet part of cascading style sheets refers too, but I don't understand where the "cascading" bit comes into play. Why are style sheets cascading? What does that mean?Sometimes people create pages with conflicting code. This happens with CSS as well as HTML. The "cascading" part refers to how a browser determines which style rule to follow in the event of conflicting styles.
For example, you may have a linked style sheet coded to display all <h1> tags in red text. On your page, you may have coded an <h1> tag to be displayed in blue text.
A browser needs a way to determine which of the conflicting rules takes precedence. Thus, cascading styles is the conflict resolution mechanism. That simply means that there is a hierarchical order to determine which of the conflicting rules will be used to display the page element in conflict.
The order of importance is:
This concludes the
HTML Help about the CSS Cascading Order.
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